Homemade Valentine Gifts

Make Your Own Valentine's Day Cards and Easy Homemade Valentine Gifts

I love looking at Valentine's Day from the perspective of my kids. For them, Valentine's Day is an excuse to craft with hearts, to create something that tells their favorite people they love them and also an opportunity to give and receive tasty gifts! What could be better than that?

Whether you are about to celebrate your first Valentine's Day with your boyfriend or girlfriend, your 50th with your spouse, or you've got kids and you want to make it extra special for them, Valentine's Day is a Holiday worthy of your creativity.

To assist you in the very important task of getting creative this Valentine's Day, I've provided a few homemade Valentine gift ideas below. Then further down, you'll find some free and simple ways to show your love on Valentine's Day!

Valentine Countdown Time!

Kids love advent calendars and a Valentine version is a really fun way to make Valentine's Day extra special. If you are looking for a gift-worthy Valentine craft idea to keep you warm during the cold months between December and February, look no further!

While there are many ways to make a really cool Valentine countdown, I have included a very special free printable template to help you make your own from scratch. This template makes really cool gift boxes that attach to your calendar and hold a small gift for each day leading to Valentine's Day. Get the template and learn how to make a Valentine countdown calendar here.

Learn how to make your own Valentine Countdown Calendar for your favorite little Valentine! Free printable templates by www.homemadegiftguru.com

Valentine's Day Cards

Make easy homemade Valentines on the fly...Ever get tired of store bought Valentines? You can instead, make your own Valentine cards for family and especially for your kid's Valentine exchange at school.

You may think you don't have time for such a task... but here's how to make several easy homemade Valentines for in 10 minutes or less.

If you have a little time, you could also create these Valentine's Day Cards with Pockets to enclose candy, stickers, temporary tattoos, a charm or a hand written love note for someone special. The original larger pouch card works too for enclosing more candy or a larger item.

Treats and Treat Boxes

Make origami boxes for your homemade Valentine gifts...If you make your own treats for homemade Valentine gifts such as truffles, fudge or cookies, you can use Valentine colored or Valentine patterned paper to make origami boxes for individual sized treats.

One box can enclose a handmade:

  • cookie
  • brownie
  • fudge square
  • truffle
  • chocolate

Or even a few store-bought candies such as Hershey's kisses, jelly beans, conversation hearts, chocolate covered coffee beans (for adults of course - I get these in bulk at the grocery store) etc... You could also go to a gourmet chocolate shop or your local handmade chocolate shop and purchase a few fancy chocolates to include one per box.

Make just one origami box per person or make several and stack them up for your own homemade Valentine gift treat tower. To make your own treat tower, stack either 4 of the same small size, each with a special treat and all wrapped in a ribbon... or make 3 - 4 different sizes using larger and larger paper for each, creating a fancy treat tower like they sell in specialty gift shops.

Simple Kid's Gifts for Valentine's Day

Kids love homemade Valentine gifts...If you get tired of giving sweets or you can't for any reason, you could give homemade play dough in Valentine colors or wrapped in colored plastic wrap.

You could also attach one or more plastic wrapped red play dough balls and a heart shaped cookie cutter to a balloon to give for small homemade Valentine gifts.

You can make homemade Valentine gift treat bags full of things like:

These items are available at dollar stores, crafts stores and party supply stores... and also Amazon.

This year, I got these adorable "neon monkey" temporary tattoos for my daughter and friends. Below are a few other trinkets you could include...

Free Valentine's Day Ideas

Free ideas for Valentines Day...Homemade Valentine gifts are sweet to give and so are the following simple, free and easy things you can do to make the day special. There are ideas that lean toward romance for your partner and also things that you can do to sweeten the day for your children.

  • Make breakfast in bed for your loved one. A single rose in a vase adds a nice touch to breakfast in bed spreads.
  • Put a few Valentine sprinkles or candy hearts on your children's cereal, pancakes or oatmeal on Valentine's Day morning. Put a single Valentine heart candy with your favorite message on your partner's breakfast or lay several around the plate.
  • Make your partner's lunch and put a love note in their lunch bag... write it on paper or directly on their napkin. Try to make it a surprise.
  • Write a sweet or sexy message for your partner on the mirror or in the shower with kid's bath crayons.
  • Hide a note or notes in places you know he or she will see (underwear drawer, in the microwave, on the coffee maker, on the steering wheel, on his or her computer screen, in the shower, on his or her favorite coffee mug). Use paper to write a love note or write cute sayings on post-it notes like "you're sexy" or "hi hottie" or simply "I Love You Gorgeous/Sexy/Cutie..."
  • Write a message of love to each of your children or grandchildren on their lunch napkin and slip it in their lunch bag(s).
  • Give your friend or child a red or pink nail polish manicure or pedicure... buy tiny heart stickers or nail rub-ons and seal them on nails with clear coat.
  • Print out one of our free printable coupons and make gift certificates (a.k.a. love coupons)...

Click here for printable gift certificates and ideas...

  • Say I Love You to those you love.
  • Do something unusual, something you don't do often, that shows you care... depending on what you normally do, you could give your partner an oil massage, make their favorite dinner, rub his or her feet with lotion or oil, brush her hair, take a walk (holding hands)... make it something simple but that they really enjoy.
  • Clean your child's bedroom for them and place a few heart shaped trinkets or pillows around their room.
  • Clean your partner's car and leave a Valentine card on the steering wheel... make it a surprise if you can.
  • Arrange to have someone watch the kid's and go on a date... or stay home and spend time together without interruptions or distractions!

Homemade Valentine gifts can be wrapped up and tagged with my free printable heart tags.

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